Obituaries – October 20, 2017

Jeanne Halvorsen

February 11, 1935- October 14, 2017


Jeanne Halvorsen, of Cornwall entered into eternal rest on Oct. 14, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. She was 82.

The daughter of the late Dorothy (Pavek) White, Jeanne was born on Feb. 11, 1935 in Manhattan.

She was a retired Data Processor for St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Cornwall, and a member of the Highland Engine Ladies Auxiliary.

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Obituaries – October 13, 2017

Carolyn K. Attenborough

February 21, 1929 – October 8, 2017


Carolyn K. Attenborough, of Cornwall-On-Hudson, entered into eternal rest on Oct. 8 at Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Fishkill. She was 88 years old.

Carolyn graduated from Girls High and then earned her Baccalaureate in Artibus from Temple University. She retired from International Paper in West Nyack, where she was a Developmental Chemist.

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Obituaries – October 6, 2017

George Hannan

August 30, 1936 – September 29, 2017

Annapolis, MD

Colonel (retired) George “Pete” Hannan,  81, a resident of Annapolis for 30 years, died Friday, Sept. 29 in his home.

He was born Aug. 30, 1936 in Newburgh to the late George and Ida Hannan.

Pete graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1959. He served honorably in the US Air Force with distinction in the 39th Air Search and Rescue Squadron while in Vietnam. He retired after 28 years of service.  He proudly earned the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal with two Service Stars.

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Obituaries – September 22, 2017

Joseph S. Jenkins III

August 15, 1971 – September 12, 2017

formerly of Highland Falls

Joseph Stothart Jenkins III, age 46, of River Vale, NJ, passed away unexpectedly on September 12, 2017.

Joseph, son of Anta Chapoteau and Joseph S. Jenkins II, was born in Richmond, Va. and raised in Highland Falls.  Star pitcher of the James I. O’Neill High School Raiders, Joseph continued on to play baseball at South Carolina State University.  After working as a consultant at Morgan Stanley for several years, he moved on to a successful career as an IT director for Structure Tone, Inc. in New York City. He was a fierce Giants, Knicks, and Yankees fan.

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Obituaries – September 15, 2017

Harold G. Beal, Jr.

February 3, 1929 – September 10, 2017

Spring Lake Heights, NJ

Colonel Harold G. Beal Jr of Spring Lake Heights, passed away Sun-day, Sept. 10.

Born in The Bronx on Feb. 3, 1929, Harold was a proud Army veteran with a 30-year military career which included serving as associate director of admissions and Reserve Affairs advisor from 1971-1978 at the U.S. Military Academy. While at West Point he also served as cross-country coach. He continued his affiliation with West Point in 1980 as academic dean of the USMA Prep School at Ft. Monmouth, where he also served as head cross-country coach. He was a resident of Highland Falls from 1978-1980.

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Obituaries – September 8, 2017

Ann P. Fitzgibbon

December 15, 1928-September 1, 2017

New Windsor

Ann P. Fitzgibbon, of New Windsor entered into eternal rest at home on Sept. 1. She was 88 years old.

The daughter of the late Thomas Francis Lee and Mary Agnes (Hearne) Lee, Ann was born on Dec. 15, 1928 in Brooklyn.  She was married to the late Vincent Fitzgibbon.

Ann retired after working as an administrative secretary at Holy Family Hospital in Brooklyn.  She was a member of the New Windsor Seniors Club.

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Obituaries – September 1, 2017

Fern A. Blair

December 13, 1923-August 22, 2017


Fern A. Blair, 93 of Cornwall, entered into rest on Tuesday, Aug. 22. The daughter of the late William and Marjorie (Applegate) Ego, she was born Dec. 13, 1923 in Newark, N.J. She was married to the late Kurt Boentgen and the late John Blair Sr.

Fern was a registered nurse in Andover, N.J. In her younger years she was a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. She loved tap dancing and was a “Cornwall Tapper.” Fern was a member of Cornwall Presbyterian Church and a volunteer at Elant at Newburgh.

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Obituaries – August 25, 2017

Richard E. Reeves (“Bubba”)

July 30, 1963-August 14, 2017


Richard E. Reeves of Cornwall-on-Hudson passed a-way peacefully on Aug. 14 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh  with his daughter Rachel by his side and holding his hand. He was 54 years old. The son of Robert Reeves and Beverly Willard, he was born on July 30, 1963.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Richard was a talented chef and had worked in many different locations over the years.  His proudest achievement was fulfilling his dream of opening his own restaurant, Bubbas Bagel Shoppe in Cornwall.  Those who were lucky enough to be greeted by his friendly smile or “How ya doin,?” will surely miss the heartfelt energy behind it.

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Obituaries – August 18, 2017

Helen K. Favre

September 15, 1924-July 21, 2017

formerly of Highland Falls

Helen Kimmenau Favre, a lifelong resident, passed away on July 21 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was 92.

The daughter of the late Henry Kimmenau and the late Mary Meara Kimmenau of Highland Falls, she was born on Sept. 15, 1924. She retired after many years with the Transportation Department (motor pool) at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She also worked at the Ladycliff College Library.

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